Poems of the Week


by Dan Campion

“Electrons are extremely round.”—Live Science 

They might have been shaped like a pear
Or Aphrodite’s derrière
Or like a pharoah’s pyramid
Or slick night-crawling annelid.

They could have been shaped like a book
Or like a Dalí chess-set rook
Or like a bobble-headed doll
Or like your cocker spaniel.

Our sages, though, once more astound:
Electrons are extremely round.